Works by Pasek & Paul, Iconis, Green and More Set for Libra Theatre's SONGS YOU SHOULD KNOW at 54 Below Tonight
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Libra Theater Company's "Songs You Should Know" tonight, February 4th. "Songs You Should Know" is an annual concert of great music theater, showcasing new and rarely performed songs written by some of today's most talented emerging and established writers.
Hosted by Lauren Marcus (ReWrite, The Pregnancy Pact), this year's concert features a range of new work by Sam Carner and Derek Gregor (Unlock'd), Joey Contreras (All the Kids are Doing It), Amanda Green (Hands on a Hard Body, Bring It On), Caleb Hoyer (Dance Moms: The Musical), Joe Iconis (Bloodsong of Love, The Black Suits), Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen (The Burnt Part Boys, Fugitive Songs), Amy Molewski and Nick Luckenbaugh, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (A Christmas Story, James and the Giant Peach), and Katie Thompson (Christmas with a K). The concert is music directed by Mark T. Evans.
"Songs You Should Know" will feature performances by Jennifer Bissell (Media Theatre), Max Chernin (RSO Fest), Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening), Max Crumm (Grease, F#%king Up Everything), Matt Dengler (A Little Night Music), Seth Eliser (Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular), Rhys Gilyeat (In the Mood), Blair Goldberg (Carrie), Molly Hager (Fat Camp), Lauren Marcus, Marissa McGowan (Bonny and Clyde), Megan Mekjian (Fiddler on the Roof National Tour), Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone (Hands on a Hard Body), Amanda Savan (Town Hall Broadway by the Year), Michael Schwitter (Book of Mormon tour), and Alex Yacovelli (Not Your Queen's English).
"Songs You Should Know" plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Tuesday, February 4th at 9:30pm. There is a $25-$35 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
Libra is an award-winning theater company dedicated to creating quality theater that is flexible and works with the time commitments of its artists. The company recently received 2 New York Innovative Theatre Awards ("Outstanding Featured Actress and Actor in a Play") for its acclaimed world premiere of The Thirteenth Commandment by Joshua H. Cohen (Tamar of the River) this spring. The production was ultimately nominated for 7 NY Innovative Theatre Awards, including "Outstanding Premiere Production of a Play". Most recently, Libra produced a world premiere presentation of Monstersongs, a new graphic novel-infused song cycle with music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki (Love, NY) and illustrations by Dave O'Neill. Other past work includes William Shakespeare's 12th Night (NY Innovative Theatre Award for "Outstanding Original Music" - Jeff Raab), The Entropy Songs by Joshua H. Cohen, Poems & Moon Songs by Will Reynolds (The Greenwood Tree), and Fleet Week and Other Reasons to Sail by Sam Carner and Derek Gregor. For more information, visit www.libratheater.org.
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Located at 254 West 54th Street, 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95.